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Doodle Assault, a unique side-scrolling shooter

Meet Doodle Assault for Android, a quirky side-scroller that strays from the typical spaceship-versus-aliens shoot-'em-up style by incorporating some childish humor into its plot.

Meet Doodle Assault for Android, a quirky side-scroller that strays from the typical spaceship-versus-aliens shoot-'em-up style by incorporating some childish humor into its plot. In this game, you are a paper airplane, flying across an infinitely long landscape of doodled-on binder paper. Your enemies include snout-shooting flying warthogs, winged pencils, and other fantastic classroom doodles come-to-life.

As you destroy enemies with your tiny origami shooting stars, you can pick up coins that can be used to upgrade your plane. Upgrades include Plane Speed, Weapon, Health, Firing Rate, and Defense. What's great is that you keep all of your coins and upgrades even after your games end, which is a heck of a lot more fun than starting from scratch every time.

If you're into traditional airplane shooters, we highly recommend trying Doodle Assault. Its tilt controls are incredibly smooth, and its lighthearted visuals are sure to put a smile on your face. While we do wish it included checkpoints, we absolutely love that it lets you keep all of your upgrades even after losing a life. This alone makes it significantly more fun than many other titles in the same genre.

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